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Travel Inspiration: Great New Reads

From Africa to the Oregon Trail, these four new #TripLit titles take you there.

Finding Peace in 21st-Century Kyoto

When travelers arrive in Kyoto for the first time, they often are confused and disappointed. Expecting a place that exudes timeless elegance and peace, they instead find a thoroughly modern city of traffic-clogged streets and blocky concrete buildings. Looking at their faces, you know what they’re thinking: Where’s Kyoto?

Travel Inspiration: Great New Reads

Looking for some travel inspiration? Here are three new #TripLit reads that will transport you to a faraway place.

Three Great New Travel Reads

Looking for some travel inspiration? Our travel writing guru Don George sounds off on the latest and greatest #TripLit titles that will transport you from Laos to post-Soviet Europe.

Bookshelf: Great New Travel Reads

Looking for some travel inspiration? Our travel writing guru Don George sounds off on the latest and greatest #TripLit titles that will transport you from Montana to Tibet.

Three Lessons From the Road

Last year, my extensive travels, from Sweden to Singapore, included so many enriching adventures that it’s hard to choose just a few to focus on. But three especially important lessons emerged.

#TripLit: New Reads, Great Places

Our travel writing guru Don George sounds off on the latest and greatest #TripLit titles that will transport you from Cuba to Sri Lanka.

The Ultimate Travel Book Gift Guide

From the art aficionado to the wilderness worshipper, 2014 produced a seductive spectrum of alluring treats for every traveler on your holiday gift list.

#TripLit: Great New Reads

Our travel writing guru Don George sounds off on the latest and greatest #TripLit titles that will transport you from India to North Korea.

Learning to Speak Japanese

I recently returned from the Nat Geo Expeditions journey “Inside Japan.” In my role as an expert, I was to prepare several lectures to deliver to my fellow travelers. The idea of encapsulating everything I know and love about Japan into discrete talks was daunting. But one day near the end of the trip, reality brought home just how important these kinds of discussions can be.

Thursday: ‘Best of the World’ Twitter Chat

Join @NatGeoTravel this Thursday for a live Twitter chat with Traveler features editor Amy Alipio (@amytravels), who will be revealing the magazine’s much anticipated Best of the World list for the first time. Find out National Geographic’s take on the 20 must-visit destinations of 2015—and add your own two cents about where travelers should set their sights in the new year by using #BestoftheWorld.

The Changing Face of Travel

Traveler’s 30-year history coincides, roughly, with the rise of travel as a widespread phenomenon. As we celebrate the magazine’s anniversary, I asked a dozen movers and shakers in the Nat Geo Travel family to share the biggest changes they’ve seen in the past three decades—and their hopes for the future. Here’s what they had to say.